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Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8


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Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to use Windows Update Cleanup to delete outdated Windows updates from the WinSxS folder (component store) to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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How to Use Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to use Windows Update Cleanup to delete outdated Windows updates from the WinSxS folder (component store) to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 and 8.1.
How to Use Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
Windows Update Cleanup is an option in Disk Cleanup that you can use to have Windows automatically delete Windows updates that you no longer need to free up hard drive space.

This tutorial will show you how to use Windows Update Cleanup to delete outdated Windows updates from the WinSxS folder (component store) to free up hard drive space in Windows 8 and 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
The Windows Update Cleanup option is available only when the Disk Cleanup wizard detects Windows updates that you do not need on the computer.

To let you roll back to previous updates, updates are stored in the WinSxS store even after they are superseded by later updates. Therefore, after you run the Disk Cleanup wizard, you may be unable to roll back to a superseded update. If you want to roll back to a superseded update that the Disk Cleanup wizard deletes, you can manually install the update.




Here's How:

1. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type cleanmgr, and press Enter.

2. If you have more than one hard drive, select the C: drive, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Windows_Update_Cleanup-1A.jpg

3. Click/tap on the Clean up system files button. (see screenshot below)
Windows_Update_Cleanup-1.jpg

4. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

5. If you have more than one hard drive, then repeat step 2 above.

6. Check the Windows Update Cleanup box, and click/tap on OK.

NOTE: Notice how much space disk space you will gain. This can be GBs.
Windows_Update_Cleanup-2.jpg

7. Click/tap on Delete Files to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
If you like, you can view the details of what will be deleted listed in the dism.log below before clicking on "Delete Files".

%SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log


Windows_Update_Cleanup-3.jpg



That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hello Shawn, I have a couple of questions/issues regarding WU cleanup on Win 8.1 - in Windows 7 there is a way to check for & see what packages are queued for deletion/cleanup in a log called "deepclean.log" as described here by UsernameIssues... there appears to be no such log in 8.1 nor is there any reference to "adding" package(s) in the cbs.log. Is there another/different log/output in Win 8.1?

The other issue is WU Cleanup itself... it has been "running" a VERY long time and the progress bar is only at around 40%. Is this normal/to be expected? Please edumacate me as I have installed & been using 8.1 for only 2 days & am still feeling my way around so to speak.

Edit to add: Cleanup finally completed after about 35 minutes and here are the pertinent entries in CBS.log:

Code:
2014-11-14 04:45:17, Info                  CBS    Maint: Deepclean: Trying to uninstall package Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:45:17, Info                  CBS    Appl: detect Parent, Package: Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Parent: Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-Package-AutoMerged-admin~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384, Disposition = Detect, VersionComp: EQ, ServiceComp: EQ, BuildComp: EQ, DistributionComp: GE, RevisionComp: GE, Exist: present
2014-11-14 04:45:17, Info                  CBS    Appl: detectParent: package: Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, parent found: Microsoft-Windows-Client-Features-Package-AutoMerged-admin~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384, state: Installed
2014-11-14 04:45:17, Info                  CBS    Appl: detect Parent, Package: Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, disposition state from detectParent: Installed
2014-11-14 04:45:17, Info                  CBS    Appl: Evaluating package applicability for package Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, applicable state: Installed

2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CSI    [email protected]/11/14:09:46:43.491 CSI Transaction @0xca6e085b00 destroyed
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Perf: Stage chain complete.
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Perf: Execute chain started.
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Perf: Entering stage: Install/Uninstalling
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Not trying hotpatching because root package is not hotpatch-aware: Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CSI    [email protected]/11/14:09:46:43.491 CSI Transaction @0xca6e085b00 initialized for deployment engine {d16d444c-56d8-11d5-882d-0080c847b195} with flags 00000002 and client id [79]"TI4.30408686_2642874344:4/Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4"

2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_for_KB2918614_RTM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_for_KB2918614_RTM_GM~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-2_neutral_GDR
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-2_neutral_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_d5aa9cc7683e94407683e8913b572e15_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17198_none_e562adfcccf7feee
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Appl: Selfupdate, Component: amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-handler_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_5ed31a4d4c573af1 (6.3.9600.17399), elevation:5, lower version revision holder: 6.3.9600.17198
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-2_neutral_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_d5aa9cc7683e94407683e8913b572e15_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17198_none_e562adfcccf7feee
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Uninstall package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-3_neutral_GDR
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unprojecting Package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-3_neutral_GDR, UninstallDeployment: amd64_798a95ad7ef569bbd66328a75afed2c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17198_none_74a2588e9328b4df
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Appl: Selfupdate, Component: amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_83730f5cb40c6c6d (6.3.9600.17278), elevation:4, lower version revision holder: 6.3.9600.17198
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Appl: Selfupdate, Component: amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-engine_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_83730f5cb40c6c6d (6.3.9600.17399), elevation:5, lower version revision holder: 6.3.9600.17278
2014-11-14 04:46:43, Info                  CBS    Exec: Unpinning Package: Package_2_for_KB2918614~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.1.4, Update: 2918614-3_neutral_GDR, UnpinDeployment: amd64_798a95ad7ef569bbd66328a75afed2c1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17198_none_74a2588e9328b4df

[COLOR=#ff0000](There are many more entries for KB2918614, packages 2, 3, 4 etc which were removed)[/COLOR]

2014-11-14 04:46:46, Info                  CBS    Maint: Deepclean: packages removed: 1

2014-11-14 05:20:50, Info                  CBS    Maint: end scavenge, [B]scavenge time so far: 2001 seconds[/B]
So my second question still remains; Is this a "normal" amount of time for WU cleanup to run?
 
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Hello Joe,

The amount of time it takes to cleanup Windows Update depends on how much it needs to clean up and how fast your system is, but yeah it could easily take that long with large GB amounts.

I see it listed in the "%SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log" for Windows 8.1, but it seems that there's not a "%SystemRoot%\Logs\CBS\DeepClean.log" anymore.
 
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Thank you for confirming, Shawn. This was the initial scan after fresh install & about 80 or so updates, I imagine subsequent cleanups should be speedier, no?

I have 7 installed on my SSD & I am testing Win 8.1 on the (slower 5400 rpm) HDD that came with the laptop, eventually will dual boot 7 & 8.1 on the faster SSD.
 
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Yeah, it should be quicker next time with not as much to clean. The slower HDD would have slowed it down some as well.
 

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#6
When should I run Windows Update Cleanup?
 

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When should I run Windows Update Cleanup?
There's really no set time when you should since it's basically just optional maintenance to help free up hard drive space if needed.

However, I'd say that after you have installed a batch of Windows Updates and sure that you won't need to uninstall them after a week or so, that would be a good time. :)
 

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To pimp Disk Cleanup a bit
---------------------------------
To clean more using windows Disk Cleanup:

Right-click Windows icon>choose Run> then type:
Code:
cleanmgr.exe sageset:10
Press Enter
In the window that appears - click Clean up system files
 

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To pimp Disk Cleanup a bit
---------------------------------
To clean more using windows Disk Cleanup:

Right-click Windows icon>choose Run> then type:
Code:
cleanmgr.exe sageset:10
Press Enter
In the window that appears - click Clean up system files
Cliff, what do you mean by this?
 

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#10
That command opens an extended Disk Cleanup with more options.
 

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#11
Oh okay. I will have to remember that then.
 

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#12
I don't think you should clean the ESD files.

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A quote---

We do not recommend to remove the WindowsESD folder. This folder is used by Push Button Reset feature to reset your computer back to its original install state.
Maybe someone else has better information.
 

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#13
I'm running an extended disk cleanup for the first time ever on mine and it's hung at cleaning Windows Update files for around 2 hours now, but according to Task Manager is still running without incident. This is a regular HDD - not an SSD. Normal behaviour?

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  • OS
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware® ALX X58
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
    Hard Drives
    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 1TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
    Cooling
    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.

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#14
Hey Peter,

It is a bit of a long time, but it could take a while if there is any corruption or a very large amount being cleaned up. It would be best to let it finish at long as there is activity. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
#15
Yep.
I use the extended cleanup.
It hangs for me too for a long time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

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#16
It has just finished, thank God LOL
Thanks guys.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Ult SP1 + Win 10 Pro - (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware® ALX X58
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7-975 Extreme 3.86 GHz 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Socket 1366 Core i7, Dual Triple Channel DDR3 Mem
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295/Hauppauge HVR2250 TV Tuner
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High definition Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080P
    Hard Drives
    2 X 500gb SATA
    1 X 1TB SATA
    1 X 1TB external eSATA
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Alienware® P2 ALX Chassis with AlienIce 3.0 Video Cooling
    Cooling
    Alienware® High-Perf. Liquid Cooling + Acoustic Dampening
    Keyboard
    Microsoft® Wireless Entertainment 8000 + Logitech® G15 Wired
    Mouse
    Microsoft® Wireless Laser 8000 + Logitech® G9 Wired
    Internet Speed
    45mbps
    Other Info
    Using non-RAID on purpose as I find it too fussy and temperamental.

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#17
:thumbsup:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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20
#18
Slllllooooowwww...

Same problem here. Fresh install of 8.1 Pro in VM, 2.5gb RAM 2 cores, fully patched, default programs. I started disk cleanup @ 6:58 pm; it found 18mb to remove... I left it running & checked every 15 mins or so. At 8:25 PM with the progress bar @ 50% or so & CPU @ 99% (diskclean & "Module Installer Worker" at around 49% each ) I canceled & shut it down :(

Win 8's diskclean/WU Cleanup is atrocious... 7's usually completes in about 10 mins or less for me
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3542
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Motherboard
    Dell OEM
    Memory
    8GB single channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Transcend 720 Sata III 128gb SSD, (Win 7)
    Samsung ST1000L 1TB HDD (Win 8.1)
    Internet Speed
    Fios 50/50
    Browser
    FFox ExPLODEr
    Antivirus
    Avast free
Posts
20
#19
No %SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log either :(

Note

If you like, you can view the details of what will be deleted listed in the dism.log below before clicking on "Delete Files".

%SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log
Screenshot:

No_DISM.JPG

Dialogue box message:
Location is not available

C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you’re connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the location still can’t be found, it might have been moved or deleted.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3542
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Motherboard
    Dell OEM
    Memory
    8GB single channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Transcend 720 Sata III 128gb SSD, (Win 7)
    Samsung ST1000L 1TB HDD (Win 8.1)
    Internet Speed
    Fios 50/50
    Browser
    FFox ExPLODEr
    Antivirus
    Avast free

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